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Boxes of sump pumps flying off local store shelves

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Michiana's melt down has sump pumps going into overdrive, but some homeowners can't keep all that water out of their basements.

We visited Ace Hardware Store in South Bend Friday. Employees say boxes of sump pumps are flying off their shelves - so much so that they had to double their order.

"When the water starts rising - of course - it puts extra strain on the older units," says Shift Manager Aaron Woodcox, "and they tend to go out quicker."

Woodcox offers some other helpful tips to keep your basement nice and dry. Make sure it's well water-proofed. Push the snow and ice away from the foundation, and have covers over window wells.

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